• Our Vision
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  • Curriculum

    Undergraduate Medical Education

    MSB lecutre theatreThe Island Medical Program (IMP) delivers the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s MD Undergraduate Program curriculum in collaboration with the University of Victoria over a three-and-a-half-year period (IMP students spend their first semester on UBC's Vancouver Fraser campus). All students in the IMP are registered with the UBC Faculty of Medicine and receive UBC degrees. Currently there are 288 seats across the distributed program, 32 of which are at the Island Medical Program. See more about what it is like to study in the IMP.

    Mission and Goals – Renewed Curriculum

    Mission Goals Objectives (Green Book)

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    Postgraduate Medical Education

    medical residentsAt present there are over 100 medical residents based on Vancouver Island in the UBC Faculty of Medicine postgraduate training programs, more than double the number in 2004 when UBC began expansion of medical education in B.C. These postgraduate training programs not only offer an opportunity for graduates of the Island Medical Program to continue their medical training on Vancouver Island but also attract recent graduates from other programs across BC and Canada. 

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    Undergraduate and postgraduate training takes place in clinical education sites across Vancouver Island. Read about our teaching facilities. Clinical Electives for Visiting Students are organized through the UBC Visiting Student Elective Program.

    Curriculum Renewal

    The Dean’s Task Force on MD Undergraduate Curriculum Renewal (DTFCR) gathers broad input for the strategic direction of curriculum renewal.

    UBC Curriculum Renewal website

    New direction for physician assessment in Canada

    Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Assessment Review Task Force, chaired by Regional Associate Dean Oscar Casiro, has released an important report titled Recalibrating for the 21st Century, outlining a future vision for the MCC.  

    Clinical Electives for Visiting Students

    Clinical Electives for Visiting Students are organized through the UBC Visiting Student Elective Program.